Religion 133 week 5

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ory_nve01

Humanities

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Question Description

Create an 8- to 10-slide presentation* (you can use Microsoft PowerPoint or some other presentation format like Prezi) to summarize the key ideas of the Shinto religion.

Include the following in your presentation:

  • Overview of historical events in the Shinto religion
  • Description of the origins and rituals of Shinto
  • Role of the Shinto religion in Japanese society today

Include APA-formatted citations and a references page.

Include foot notes on each slide

Cite any pictures used.

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Shinto
Name - Class - Date

Overview
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First recognized religion practiced in
Japan
“Way of the gods”1
Emphasizes the goodness of man
No major text
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Flexible belief system

Divine aspects are given to natural
phenomena and features of geography
2 Shinto

Shrine

M. (2017, Apr. 3). Shinto. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/Shinto/.
2 [Photograph of Shinto Shrine] (2019). Retrieved from
1 Cartwright,

https://aminoapps.com/c/japaneseschool/page/blog/how-my-japanese-friend-explains-the-official-religion-ofjapan/X08x_1g1tguYGWxbQP64KovNLPrD1Wge2Z

Gods, Goddesses, and the Supernatural
Izanami - Creator god
Izanagi - Creator god
Amaterasu - Sun goddess

Kami - “Shinto gods, spirits,
supernatural forces and
essences,” found in places of
“natural beauty”3

Susanoo - Wind god

Oni - demons, evil essences

Tsukuyomi - Moon god

or spirits 4

Inari - Rice god

Obake - Ghosts

Daikokuten - Wealth god
3 Cartwright,

M. (2017, Apr. 3).
M. (2017, Apr. 3).
5 Eitaku, K. (n.d.) Izanami & Izanagi [Painting}. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/Shinto/.
4 Cartwright,

5 Izanami

& Izanagi

Origins
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Originated during the Yayoi period (c.
300 BCE - 300 CE)
No founder or prophets
“The peoples of ancient Japan had long
held animistic beliefs, worshipped
divine ancestors...

rzezrre2020 (1960)
Carnegie Mellon University

Anonymous
Really great stuff, couldn't ask for more.

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